• Quick Pesto with Broiled Tomatoes

    If you keep pesto in the freezer like I do, this recipe becomes ridiculously fast and easy.
    Quick Pesto With Broiled Tomatoes from Vegetarian Times
    Quick Pesto

    • 3 cups Basil Leaves
    • 2 Cloves Garlic, peeled
    • ¼ cup Pine Nuts
    • ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
    • ½ cup Olive Oil
    Broiled Tomatoes

    • 4 medium Tomatoes, cored and halved crosswise
    • 5 Tbs. Plus 1 Tsp. Panko Breadcrumbs
    1. To make Quick Pesto: Place basil and garlic in food processor, and process until finely chopped. Add pine nuts and nutritional yeast, and process 1 minute, or until pine nuts are finely chopped and mixture is paste-like. With motor running, add olive oil in steady stream. Process 1 minute more, or until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

    2. To make Broiled Tomatoes: Preheat oven to broil. Place tomatoes cut-side up on baking sheet. Spread each tomato half with 2 tsp. Quick Pesto, and sprinkle with 2 tsp. panko breadcrumbs. Broil 3 to 5 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are browned and pesto is bubbly. Serve as a side dish. 

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